As an associate general counsel at Uber Technologies Inc., Todd Hamblet played a significant role in a $3.4 billion joint venture that greatly expanded the ride-hailing company’s presence in Russia—one of the firm’s most significant international deals

After Hamblet parted ways with Uber in August 2018, he spent the next five months “On the Beach (but looking!!),” according to his LinkedIn profile. He also did some work as a consultant for Uber and spent time with his family, he said Tuesday in an interview.